We seek an energetic individual to fill a Statistician II/Data Manager position in the Department of Preventive Medicine, Division of Environmental Health. This position involves leading the data management effort for Maternal and Developmental Risks from Environmental and Social Stressors (MADRES) cohort, an ongoing pregnancy cohort of 1000 mother-infant pairs. This is an opportunity to work with world-class investigators from the Southern California Environmental Health Sciences Center, a research center funded by the NIEHS, and based, at USC. The MADRES cohort is also one of the cohorts participating in the ECHO nationwide consortium funded by NIH.
Specifically, the statistician/data manager will:
Perform primary data management and quality control of large epidemiologic data sets of health outcomes, biomarker, biospecimen, as well as complex environmental and genetic data;
Integrate data from multiple sources and databases including SQL, Redcap, and eLAB;
Conduct data analysis on longitudinal and cross-sectional data sets using SAS and/or R, including univariate and multivariate statistical techniques such as logistic regression, linear regression, Cox regression and other advanced statistical methods;
Generate reports and/or datasets for managing recruitment and other data collection and study operations for ongoing follow-up and tracking efforts;
Serve as lead contact for data management and data transfer protocols to the ECHO Consortiumâs Data Analysis Center;
Assist in interpretation of large epidemiologic data sets;
Provide mentoring to students, other statisticians and staff on statistical methods and applications;
Contribute to the writing and preparation of reports, journal articles and conference presentations; and
Assist in the development of research proposals.
The ideal candidate must have solid proficiency in SAS programming, including data manipulation and documentation, as well as analysis procedures. Masterâs degree in biostatistics or epidemiology, or a related field is required. In addition, the successful applicant will have at least 2-3 years of experience in designing and managing large health-related databases and performing statistical analysis. Candidates must be detail-oriented, fluent in English, and possess excellent organizational, communication, and written skills.
Minimum Education: Master's degreeMinimum Experience: 3 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Biometry, Biostatistics or Statistics; mainframe and PC experience; experience with SAS, Epilog, BMDP, GLIM or SPSS and programming languages such as FORTRAN, C++.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.